misrepresenting administration policy. they made it more than once, and if the administration didn't agree with them, they took way too long to say so and the white house was sending mixed signals. >> look, first, i think we ought to send our sympathy and hearts out to the brave americans who died fighting to spread democracy and that is something that should transcend politics. here it didn't transcend politics and, quite frankly, it's a little bothersome that we're on national television talking about the partisan or the political aspect of this when we have americans dying trying to spread democracy for our country. look, mitt romney showed incredibly poor judgment at a time when, you know, when you should have been getting larger, getting bigger, showing leadership. you know, you used this for a craven, partisan, myopic, misleading statement that was just about partisanship, and it is out of the pail. it's really telling that you don't see a lot of republicans running to mitt romney's defense on this.